QUEZON CITY, Feb 25 – To further strengthen the advocacy of recognizing exemplified members of the Philippine National Police, the newly assumed Chief of the PNP, Police Director General Alan Purisima expresses support to the annual Metrobank Foundation Search for the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS). The 18th PNP chief recently met with the organizers of the Search: PNP DPCR Director P/Director Lina Sarmiento, PSBank President Pascual M Garcia III, Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto M. Sobrepeña, Metrobank President Fabian Dee, Rotary Club of New Manila East President Herminio Carreon and PNP PIO Chief P/CSupt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. to discuss updates on the ongoing 2013 Best COPS Search.
“We look at the police force as a crucial pillar that ensures our nation’s stability through peace and order, that’s why the Metrobank, Metrobank Foundation (MBFI), together with Rotary Club of New Manila East and PSBank have taken it upon ourselves to support the PNP”. said Metrobank President Mr. Fabian Dee.
Metrobank Foundation president, Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeña said “The Search for COPS salutes champion of community mobilization, a small gesture to express our gratitude to the police force for actively serving as agents for nation building”.
In response, Police Director General Alan Purisima affirmed that the goals and accomplishments that the PNP gained through the years were made possible with the active participation of different stakeholders. “Through the COPS, the morale of the PNP personnel was considerately uplifted and those who had exemplified themselves in the field of law enforcement and public service were duly recognized,” General Purisima added.
COPS is a nationwide search that honors the career achievements of gallant police officers of the nation with minimum of seven years in service and actively mobilized, involved and organized the community to become fellow vanguards of peace and order.
The COPS awardees will receive a total of Php 300,000.00 cash prize each, Metrobank Foundation Medallion, PNP Medalya ng Katangi-tanging Gawa and COPS Trophy.
Since the Search highlights the cooperative efforts of the police and the community in preventing and solving crime, the public is encourage to nominate police officers who are champions of community mobilization in their areas. Deadline for 2013 COPS is on February 28, 2013.For inquiries, interested nominees and nominators, call 898-87-57 or visit www.cops.ph; www.mbfoundation.org.ph and www.pnp.gov.ph.
All previous COPS awardees are now members of the COPS Alumni organization named “Policemen Responsible for Organizing, Transforming and Empowering Communities” or PROTECT. (Metrobank Foundation)
Contact: Mr. Nicanor L. Torres, Jr.
898-8898 / 898-8855
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The Metrobank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group, was established by its chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty in 1979.
With the theme “Excel. Engage. Empower.” the Foundation has promoted a culture of excellence among Filipinos through its various programs, such as the Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE), the Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS), the Search for the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS), the Metrobank Math Challenge (MMC), College Scholarship Program (CSP) and Excellence in Judiciary Program (EJP).
It also supports social development projects through like-minded organizations that have sought to uplift the lives of the disadvantaged groups and marginalized sectors in the society.
“Converging to Inspire Change!” serves as the battlecry of the Foundation this year. After 33 years, it shall continue to uphold values of excellence and champion its chosen stakeholders and the rest of our communities.
It aims to strength ties with institutional partners in both public and private sectors such that there will always be a venue to further honor those who are able to reach their highest potential.
Today, the Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to remain a leader in corporate social responsibility by initiating and supporting leading edge programs that uplift the lives of our people and inspire the best in the Filipinos.
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